With premium-level Beanstack service, your library catalog is integrated with your Beanstack site and your readers can choose to receive weekly emails with personalized book recommendations.
When registering on a premium-level site, new readers are asked if they would like to receive personalized recommendations after filling out their registration information.
If readers want to change their recommendation selection or preferences later, they can do so through their account preferences at any time by following the steps below.
- Once signed in, click the reader name in the top-right corner of the screen and then click the edit button to the right of the name to edit their reader preferences.
- From there, select "Yes" in the Personalized Recommendations section and click "Save."
- Once enabled, readers 12 and under see six recommendation categories to fill out within their Preferences section: "Character Backgrounds, Languages, Grade Level, Reading Level, Interests, and Genres." Readers 13 and over see a "Reading Doorways" option within their Preferences section, within which they can choose two overarching themes on which to base their recommendations. If a reader doesn't choose preferences, they receive generic book recommendations.
- Within a week of enabling recommendations, they are delivered to the account email address and appear within the Recommendations tab on the web.